This is a question I am commonly asked. I am the first to admit that I am ‘no’ expert on these wonderful plants, but I did learn something remarkable about them last year in a college Biology class at my local extension college. Mainly, the enzymes, proteins, and processes of the cells that are key to photosynthesis in succulents are actually radically different from the ones in ‘regular’ plants. Thus, this makes them even more magical and special to me. To read more about this, please read more here, copied directly from the Cactus and Succulent Society of America webpage. Enjoy.
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